Oral Roberts University Becomes All 'Steinway' School

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011, 4:35 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Oral Roberts University is now the first in Tulsa and just one of a handful of Christian universities in the world with a prestigious honor.

ORU is officially an All Steinway School. That means the majority of its pianos are Steinways or Steinway products.

"We have dreamed of being an All Steinway School for many years and the students and faculty are ecstatic that day has arrived," said Wendy Shirk, dean of the ORU College of Arts and Cultural Studies. "Being an All Steinway School will allow our students the opportunity to work with the best pianos and will help attract future, world-class musicians to ORU."

The schools music department recently purchased 37 new Steinway pianos thanks to a $130,000 donation.